Luke Donald, putting well, birdied the final two holes of his front nine to get to even par.
Rough start for Phil Mickelson (Noon update)
After leaving his tee shot in the water at No. 5, Rory McIlroy saved a bogey and drops to two-under for the tournament.
The crowd, however, is solidly behind Phil Mickelson, yelling "Come on, Phil" after he went out of bounds on the fourth. The support didn't help though, because he double-bogeyed the hole and is three-over for the day already. He may want to think about hitting a fairway.
Of the second wave of golfers on the course, Kohki Idoki, at four-under, is the star so far.
Martin Kaymer, PGA Championship winner two years ago, has found water. Might not hear his name too much this year.
Finally! Mickelson hits a fairway on five! Maybe he can par. So far Mickelson is in 117th place. Talk about starting from behind.
Tiger Woods talks about his tough first round (11:30 a.m. update)
Tiger Woods was having a good day until the 18th hole, when his round went off the rails. He made a double bogey on the 18th to end his day one-over par.
Woods spoke briefly after the round. “One loose nine-iron. I had some decent tee shots. The round realistically could have been under par.”
Jim Furyk shoots a 65 (11 a.m. update)
“First day, just trying to stay positive,” he said. “Trying to get my feet under me the first few holes.”
Beginning on the back nine, the Pennsylvania native made birdie on No. 10 and saved par with an up-and-down on No. 11.
“I kind of calmed down and settled into my game,” he said.
And that was good enough to make him the clubhouse leader midway through the first round at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. His round of 65 put him at 5-under, a stroke ahead of David Hearn.
No such problems for Furyk, who liked the rain-softened course: “I would say the conditions were about as good as they are going to be for scoring.”
After missing the cut at the U.S. Open and British Open, he had two Top 10 finishes in the recent Canadian Open and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. So Furyk believed he was on a bit of a roll coming into the PGA Championship.